MAN CALLED OVE, A
[EN MAN SOM HETER OVE]
2016 Oscar® Selection, Sweden
Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman's international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, he spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife's grave. Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove's mailbox while moving in, earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms, and Ove's past happiness and heartbreaks come to light. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared.
In this film – one of Sweden's biggest locally-produced box office hits ever – director Hannes Holm finds the beating heart of his source material in Swedish star Rolf Lassgård, whose performance as lovable curmudgeon Ove won him the Best Actor award at the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival. DIR/SCR Hannes Holm, from the novel by Fredrik Backman; PROD Annica Bellander, Nicklas Wikström Nicastro. Sweden, 2016, color, 116 min, DCP. In Swedish and Persian with English subtitles. RATED PG-13
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